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On 2006 road king idle cable were does the spring go

Im replacing the idle cable on my 2006 road king were the idle cable goes to the throttle body does the spring go in at top of the sleeve..

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Hi Anonymous, insert end of cable ferrell into wheel and pull up enough to insert spring and cable into cable guide. Good luck

Posted on May 08, 2015

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Pay Harley to do it. I did it , but would never do it again.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: 2006 Road King

Harleys are known for their shaking but when they get really bad I usually start looking for broken motor mounts. I suspect you either have a lose one or broken. The rubber wears out and then they get obnoxious.

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Not sure on the Harley but on dirt bikes and atvs I blow air in the ends and they come right off.Go on the same way.

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SOURCE: valve noise 2006 road king

Hello redevil67...This is normal for the HD engine, it going to have valve train, top end noise at some point, some as early as 2000 miles. If you take it to the dealer they will try to sell you on worn tappets...key word here SELL..I've seen this many times, dealer replaces componets, 2000 miles later the noise returns.
These are hydraulic valves and as you probably know they operate at zero lash. Personaly, i feel that the problem is that the cams are not hardened properly or machined incorrectly.. When the leading edge of the cam lobes wear to a strange profile it tends to snap the lifter up in the lifter bore. This causes the rest of the valve train to rattle. You hear the noise on top but the culprit makin it, is the cams..Many chose to go with an aftermarket cam, such as an andrews...Another suggestion, is to switch oils. Don't know what you are useing now, but i'm not a fan of dino oil. As the temperature builds the more an oil is stressed. Lucas full synthetic 20w-50 or Mobil1 15w-50 are both excellent for anti-wear and long term protection.
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SOURCE: my 2006 Harley road king shakes alot when standing

Shaking and vibration is normal for most Harleys, it's caused by the angle of the twins, it's normal for mostly all Harley motorcycles.

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First remove the air filter cover, air filter, and air filter backing plate. Loosen the locknut on each cable adjuster and turn it nwards making it as short as possible and getting as much freeplay in the cables as possible. Remove the two bolts that hold the right handlebar switch housing together. Lift the top half and disconnect the cables from the throttle sleeve. Remove the throttle sleeve from the handlebar. The the brass ferrel off the ends of each cable and then work the cable out ot the lower half of the switch housing. Sometimes this isn't easy, just use some penetrating oil and keep working with it.

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My 08 Road King throttle feels as if there is a broken spring inside and will not return to the forward position. this causes it to idle too high. Is there a "home repair" for this

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Now take the two bolts that hold the right handlebar switch housing together. Carefully lift the top of the of the switch housing up. There's some wiring in there and it won't come completely off. You can check your cables from here but you may have to loosen the cable adjusters a bit. Carefully roll the throttle to the open position and the idle cable end will roll up into view. Look for broken strands of cable. If you find any, replace the cable.

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